As you may know, the First International Teaching Artist Conference happened in Oslo this August. It was a project of mine in conjunction with SEANSE, a Norwegian arts education organization, funded mostly by the Norwegian Government. Delegates from 23 countries attended, and it's success was more striking than we had expected. There is talk underway about a second conference in 2014, with bids coming from three countries.
I recently completed the attached essay which is my first reflection on the conference. Since so few Americans were able to attend, I hope to give this wide distribution to share the discoveries. Please enjoy and then pass this essay along in any way you can—to friends, to listserves, to blogs, and to newsletters. Thank you for helping to send this to anyone who identifies with some connection to the field of teaching artistry.
Thanks for your help. If it is easier to send people a web link, the essay is available here.
Faculty, Sistema Fellows Program